City Line: Pennsylvania Avenue Reunion February 15, 1987 Show #212
1. Colorbars and Tone test signals
2. City Line intro
1:18 Hosts Jaki Hall and B.T. Bentley wear vintage outfits and introduce show's Black History Month theme of the Pennsylvania Avenue nightclub scene in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, as depicted in the documentary "Up on Pennsylvania Avenue".
2:36 cut to black
2:44 documentary ending credits
2:51 Return to studio - hosts mention awards and ask viewers to call in with their own memories of Pennsylvania Avenue.
4:43 Hosts introduce guests Ruby Glover (singer), Camay Murphy (Cab Calloway's daughter), and J. Hiram Butter (ex-police officer on the Pennsylvania Ave. beat). The guests share their memories of Pennsylvania Avenue's nightclub scene, of special events like the Easter Parade, and of memorable characters who frequented the Avenue.
10:44 Guests discuss fashions of the day and the Charm Center women's clothing boutique.
11:30 Officer Butter recalls crime on the Avenue.
A caller remembers going out on Friday and Saturday nights to the Avenue.
13:49 Cut to black. Guests have candid live-mic conversations during commercial break.
14:54 Community Calendar: Etta Sims, Cynthia Howard, and Christopher Providence promote upcoming community events.
17:41 Ruby Glover sings "Day by Day" (popularized by Frank Sinatra), accompanied by Charles Covington on piano.
20:33 Guests discuss memories, including how the Royal theater would show short movies before the live show.
21:36 Ruby Glover shares memories of her mother (performer Inez Edwards Bell) and of other performers such as Count Basie, Ethel Waters, Sarah Vaughn, and the Jewel Box Revue.
22:47 An audience member shares her memories of the Regent, the Royal, and the White Rice Restaurant.
23:48 Caller Mary Corona (sp?) reminiscences about the soul food Plantation Restaurant and her family's connection to it. Office Butter comments on her question.
26:03 Commercial break cut to black
26:13 Brody Limousine Service promotional consideration
26:22 An audience member wearing a vintage gown shares her memories with Bentley.
26:55 Hall recalls Gamby's restaurant and shares a photo of her grandmother taken there.
28:12 Guests sing the song "I'm Just Wild About Harry", piano and audience join in.
29:25 End credits